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Finding media for educational purposes: Finding Educational Materials to Reuse

This guide focuses on ways to find images, music, and video that you can reuse (and in some cases alter) for educational purposes.

Consider a CC license!

CC Summary

License your work at the Creative Commons website.

UF Libraries Poster summarizing creative commons liscence options (PDF)

Authors Rights

Authors dont have to give all their rights to a publisher! You can publish in an Open Access Journal or you can sign an author's addendum to your publication contract.

Scholars Copyright Addendum (from Science Commons)

Author Rights Initiative from the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


Typewriter by Valeriana Solaris

Orange Grove

Orange Grove

The Orange Grove is the state of Florida's Digital Repository. It contains high quality instructional resources for students, teachers and professors.

At the Orange Grove site, you can search for resources, use them in your classroom, alter them to meet your learning goals, and contribute resources that you have created! Even cooler, the Orange Grove folks have also been working on an open textbook project with the University Press of Florida. This will reduce textbook costs and put education in the hands of educators!


Download the PowerPoint presentation given at the UF library by Suzie Henderson, Associate Executive Director of the Florida Distance Learning Consortium.

Orange Grove Flyer (PDF)

Poster presentation about Open Textbooks (PDF)

UF's Institutional Repository

Institutional Repository at UF logo

The Institutional Repository for University of Florida (IR@UF) is the "digital archive for the intellectual output of the University of Florida community, with research, news, outreach, and educational materials."

As UF faculty, staff, of students, you can contribute scholarly works using the "self submittal tool". Just follow the directions outlined on the IR@UF website.


Merlot logo The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), offers resources, learning objects and shared educational tools for educators. Unlike Orange Grove (Florida only) or the IR@UF (UF only), MERLOT is a national repository where educators can find learning materials, sample assignments, and potential guest lecturers.
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